Adelaide Hills Council
People who live, work, study and play in the Adelaide Hills give purpose to our work at Council.
Volunteering is an opportunity to partner with us so we can build connected and inclusive communities filled with resilient, active individuals across the Adelaide Hills.
Through volunteering you can make a valuable contribution to our community, share your skills or gain new ones, and get to know your community by connecting with new people.
Ways you can volunteer with Adelaide Hills Council
We are looking for volunteers of all ages, across a range of skills and different life experiences to directly contribute their time to assisting Hills communities.
Search our current volunteer vacancies below to find your volunteer match.
Australian Red Cross
Red Cross is a leading humanitarian organisation in Australia, improving the lives of disadvantaged people. We are part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the largest humanitarian network in the world with over 100 million volunteers.
In all activities our volunteers, members and staff are guided by the Movement’s Fundamental Principles - Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary service, Unity and Universality. We are partners of choice in the humanitarian services of the public authorities, independent of government and without any political, religious or cultural affiliations.
Red Cross Shops sell a wide range of recycled and new clothing as well as household items.
Each year, Red Cross Shops rescue 450 tonnes of clothing from landfill. Provide social development opportunities to volunteers. The shops raise funds for our everyday work and play an important role in communities. We have 11 shops across South Australia.
Carers and Disability Link Inc.
Together, we link people with , and , with care and support services through flexible and inclusive choices within
Conservation Volunteers Australia
Join us on various conservation projects in Adelaide and regional SA. Achieve positive environmental impact, meet like-minded participants and improve the health of our beautiful yet fragile ecosystems!
Previous experiences or skills not required. Our helpful team leaders will provide required skills and training on the day. You should be reasonably fit as our projects require lots of physical work, including bending down and using tools.
For more information, please take a look at our available volunteering activities or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (08) 8352 4111.
Our Conservation Goal
To increase resilience through the protection, maintenance and restoration of the environment - landscapes, habitats, species and heritage.
Floral Art Club of Mount Barker Inc
Affiliated Club of AFAA - Australian Floral Art Association and long time sponsor of the Floral Art section of the Mount Barker District Show.
We are looking for more members to join our club and learn and practice the art of floral arranging through demonstrations and workshops. Visitors welcome.
WHEN: Club meets every third Thursday of the month (except December and January) at 1.30pm
WHERE: CWA Hall, Cnr Mann and McLaren Streets, Mount Barker
Enquires welcome. Please phone Joylene (8391 1586) or Yvonne (0414 777 649)
Guide Dogs SA/NT
Guide Dogs SA/NT is looking to expand our community engagement in the Adelaide Hills, particularly around our
Volunteer Puppy Raising program.
Hills Biodiversity Incorporated
Mobilising to prevent species loss
We often hear about species on the brink of extinction or the climate on the brink of collapse – and this sounds quite daunting and hopeless.
However, community and landholders can work together to push back that brink!
Are you time-poor and still want to contribute to improving biodiversity in the Hills?
We get together for about 2 hours per month on the third Sunday of the month at 9am - no commitment, attend as many events as you want. We plant and/or weed, then enjoy a light lunch washed down with a drink of your choice.
It's a great way to meet and chat with like-minded people, and connect yourself with the local community. Find out more by contacting Warren on 0408 444 592.
Connecting landholders and volunteers to enhance the biodiversity of the Adelaide Hills.
Houghton, Inglewood & Hermitage Memorial Park
We, the Houghton Inglewood Hermitage Soldiers Memorial Park Committee (The Committee) have a big & bold vision for our hills community with a 2.5 million sports and community hub building at the Houghton Oval. The Committee has worked on developing a master plan for the last 15 years. Years of planning went into the design of the New Multiuse Community Facility and with everyone’s support we hope to be able to start building this year.
All committee members are volunteers, some working full-time, some semi retired. We are seeking people with specialist expertise in Marketing, Sponsorship/Fundraising to join our Committee as well as people willing to volunteer for specific events only.
For further information please contact the Treasurer Han on 0404044752.
Jambo Sana Cafe
Jambo Sana, in Nairne, is the cafe and shop front for Australia HOPE International. We are a not for profit organisation and are Centrelink approved. 92.5% of the net profit from Jambo Sana goes to help our humanitarian projects in Uganda and D.R. Congo.
Opening hours are 9 am-4.30 pm Wednesday - Friday plus some Saturdays.
We would love you to join our wonderful team.
FMI please call (08) 81880398 or Norma on 0424001545. www.jambosana.com.au
Volunteer for a Cause
Community Visitor Volunteer
- Do you enjoy a chat?
- Or are you keen to meet someone new and interesting in your community?
- Ever considered becoming a Community Visitor volunteer?
We have opportunities for chatty and empathetic Community Visitor volunteers, who are good listeners, and enjoy being with older people.
By volunteering as a Community Visitor you will provide friendship and conversation to socially isolated elderly individuals living either at home or in residential care.
If you have 1 hour per fortnight to connect, share and celebrate life experiences then consider volunteering as a Community Visitor. We have multiple opportunities for people to join our team in the Adelaide Hills and Mount Barker regions.
The Community Visitors Scheme is an Australian Government funded program established to promote links between people living in an aged care home or in their own homes and the wider community.
To find out more about this volunteer role please contact the Community Visitors Scheme Team Leader Sonja on 0419 866 385 or go to the Lutheran Care website lccare.org.au and apply to volunteer.
Volunteer with us
The Cedars Hahndorf
Established in 2011, the Hans Heysen Foundation is a charitable trust which exists to celebrate the great artists legacy of Sir Hans Heysen and to preserve, enhance and promote his Adelaide Hills home and his property 'The Cedars' as a welcoming place of international cultural significance for present and future generations.
In addition to the historic studios of Hans and Nora Heysen and its iconic home and garden, The Cedars has recently commenced the process of developing a world class tourism destination in the form of a new gallery, visitor centre and restaurant.
The Cedars is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4:30pm and public holiday Mondays, no minimum time commitment per week and we welcome anyone who can donate their time even if it is just a few hours per fortnight. You can choose your preferred days and from morning or afternoon shifts (or both).
The benefits of volunteering with The Cedars include a generous staff discount on retail items (art prints, books etc) as well as free entry to The Cedars, invitations to volunteer events, skills development in art history and public engagement and working for a highly regarded charity in a beautiful setting. Our team of volunteers are friendly, helpful and passionate about preserving the legacy of Sir Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen and educating our many visitors.
Volunteer Opportunities in Arts and History - generous benefits
The Stirling Players Inc
Come and join us at The Stirling Players
Getting involved with a theatre group is unlike almost any other volunteering role. For a start, there are no specific age, gender or skills requirements, and there’s a wide range of activities to get involved in.
What’s more you can devote a little time or a lot of time as your life allows.
We would love to hear from you